with great longing desires freedom, that it may
be released from the torment of anguish. And it
receives freedom in its sharp fierceness in the
imagination, at which it is terrified as a flash; for
it is a terror of joy that it is released from the
torment of anguish.
55. And in the terror arise two beings, a mortal
one and a living one, to be understood thus :
56. The will which is called Father, which has
freedom in itself, so generates itself in Nature,
that it is susceptible of Nature, and that it is the
universal power of Nature.
57. The terror of its Nature is a kindler of fire.
For when the dark anguish, as the very fervent,
stern being, receives freedom in itself, it is trans-
formed in the terror, in freedom, into a flash, and
the flash embraces freedom or gentleness. Then
the sting of death is broken; and there rises in
Nature the other will of the Father, which he drew
prior to Nature in the mirror of wisdom, viz. his
heart of love, the desire of love, the kingdom of joy.
58. For in the Father's will fire is thus generated,
to which the other will gives the power of gentleness
and love. The fire takes the love-quality into its
essence, and that is now its food, so that it burns,
and gives from the consumption, from the terror,
the joyous spirit.
59. That is, here, the Holy Spirit, who originally
prior to Nature is the Father's Will-spirit, becomes
manifest, and receives here the power of wonders;
and proceeds thus from the Father (viz. from the
first will to Nature), from the other will in Nature,